Cindy is living with her two sons in a borrowed caravan at the Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park while trying to get a ...

570km to get out of caravan video

A Nelson mum and her two boys are moving to Timaru - just to get a Housing New Zealand home.

Triumph after crash

Louise Corbett can finally relax after her epic Ironman adventure.

Six months after being broken in a cycle crash, Nelson's Louise Corbett finishes the Hawaiian Ironman. 

Campaigner facing cannabis charges

Cannabis campaigner charged with supplying chronic pain sufferers with products.

Poachers 'too lazy'

But they weren't too lazy to climb a 2-metre gate 18 times in 15 months.

New beginning for Nelson pub

A cafe, a business and some apartments.

The army is coming

Military vehicles and personnel will be visible in the region from Wednesday as part of a big training exercise.

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News

Snapper time in Tasman Bay

Alisdair Macdonald with his catch.

Nelson's rod wranglers are baiting their hooks in anticipation of another bumper snapper season in Tasman Bay.

Artisan crisps not affected by shortage

Nelson chippie company weathers the crisping potato shortage.

NMIT offers first Master's degree

Meat-eating snail found in Sounds

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570km to get out of caravan

A Nelson mum and her two boys are moving to Timaru - just to get a Housing New Zealand home.

Sport

Ainley looking forward to semifinal

Tasman lock and skipper Alex Ainley, shown here against Wellington, is feeling confident ahead of Saturday's semifinal.

Positive vibes for Tasman skipper Ainley ahead of Saturday's semifinal against Taranaki.

Marowa starts again with Tasman

After spending the entire preseason with the Wellington Phoenix, Tinashe Marowa has returned to Tasman United.

Tinashe Marowa reveals why he returned to Tasman United after spending the entire preseason with the Phoenix.

Tasman pipped by Canterbury

Tasman's Joseph Sandford-Jury in action against Canterbury at the weekend.

Canterbury hold of determined Tasman tennis age-group challenge.

Gibbs and Armstrong too good in Coastal Classic

Sally Gibbs took out the women's title in Saturday's Abel Tasman Coastal Classic.

Armstrong takes overall Coastal Classic honours as Gibbs leads women home.

Griffins impress at Chapple Cup

Batsman Tom Cross, pictured here in his Wanderers club strip, was one of Nelson's genuine Chapple Cup success stories.

Coach Louw impressed with Nelson's Chapple Cup efforts.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Aberfan concert touching

The Nelson Civic Choir, Nelson Young Voices Choir,  and guests singers and musicians offered the first New Zealand ...

Nelson Civic Choir paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster, with a concert at Nelson College.

Murder and mystery on the Maungatapu Track

The 1866 Maungatapu murderers Joseph Thomas Sullivan, left,  Richard Burgess and Philip Levy, as played by actors Nick ...

"There are so many questions surrounding the case that we may never really know what happened that day."

Winery Tour's new format

The artists for The Winery Tour 2018: Betty-Anne Monga, Hollie Smith, Che Fu, Annie Crummer and Jason Kerrison.

Next year's Winery Tour will be shaking things up a bit with a new format at Neudorf Vineyards.

Telling a story underwater

Photos from Jose G. Cano's new underwater photography exhibition "Aqua Ingravitas" at Parkers Gallery in Nelson.

How do you avoid people looking like chipmunks in an underwater photo shoot? Nelson photographer Jose G Cano explains.

Barnicoat views breathtaking

The view from the top of Barnicoat

The breath-taking views from Barnicoat Hill are without a doubt, worth the hike.

Opinion

Dad jokes no laughing matter

Dad humour can be an acquired taste.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt looks at the pros and cons of the dad joke.

Political kite flying in spring

There's plenty of hot air in the political scene at the moment as New Zealanders wait for a decision on who will govern ...

Whatever Winston chooses to do this time, the National Party needs fresh options to be able to form governments in the future.

Good mates and great ideas

It's amazing what you learn from like-minded outdoors people.

In life's continuing journey we all meet exceptional and extraordinary people every day.

Exploring a road once far more frequently travelled

People in Clarence, north of the slips near Kaikōura, are hearing rumours State Highway 1 will close again after ...

OPINION: The highway south of Blenheim was nearly empty of traffic.

Get the cigars out - it's a lamb

With a little care, ailing newborn lambs are back on their feet.

A midwifery pair of blokes on bikes sometimes have to call for the "lambulance''.

Our People

Triumph after terrible cycle crash

Louise Corbett can finally relax after her epic Ironman adventure.

Six months after being broken in a cycle crash, Nelson's Louise Corbett finishes the Hawaiian Ironman. 

Corbett facing Ironman event six months after accident

Thumbs up from Louise Corbett as she completes her preparations for Saturday's world Ironman championships in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Ironman beckons for Louise Corbett just six months after horrific training accident .

One battle: Three sons dead

The Newlove brothers; Charlie, Ted and Leslie at the Tapawera Military Camp.

A Golden Bay mother lost three sons at Passchendaele. They were three of the 34 Nelson men to die in the battle.

Golden rules to a quality drop

Wine judge Jim Harre says you may not necessarily like like it, but a medal on a bottle is a measure of the quality.

A sticker on a wine bottle isn't always as it seems so it pays to read the fine print before purchasing that pinot you've had your eye on.

Lions Club donates seat, table for Queen St

Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne, left, sits with Richmond Lions Club member Struan Robinson on new street furniture ...

New street furniture gifted by the Lions Club adds to new-look Queen St at Richmond. 

Arts

Aberfan concert touching

The Nelson Civic Choir, Nelson Young Voices Choir,  and guests singers and musicians offered the first New Zealand ...

Nelson Civic Choir paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster, with a concert at Nelson College.

A wildly energetic tirade

Julia Croft  juxtaposes dance, words and actions.

Review: If There's Not Dancing At The Revolution, I'm Not Coming, Created and Performed by Julia Croft Directed by Virginia Frankovich, Suter Theatre, 13 October 8pm

Shakespeare to music

Paul McLaney took 10 years to adapt a selection of Shakespeare's most compelling writing to music

Paul Taylor reviews a musical tribute to Shakespeare's soliloquies.

Pushing Boundaries: Byrt and Chidgey

Art journalist and critic Anthony Byrt will be at the Granary Festival Cafe as part of the Blackmore Readers and Writers ...

On Sunday 15 October, Anthony Byrt and Catherine Chidgey will be appearing as part of the Nelson Arts Festival Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers programme.

Bring your kids to the Nelson Arts Festival

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon at the Nelson Arts Festival.

From a World War One play to contemporary clowning, there's a variety of entertainment for the whole family at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Hold-all exhibition draws 400 people

Stumped by Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class, the most-innovative prize ...

Hundreds of people attend an exhibition of Motueka Arts Council winter competition entries.

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